Moscow, Russia – December 24, 2004 – Mechel (NYSE: MTL) announces results of the Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting.
The Shareholders' Meeting of the Company approved amendments to the Company's Bylaw on the Board of Directors and the Bylaw on the General Meeting of Shareholders.
The Shareholders did not approve the transactions for purchase of 1,897,078,800 common registered non-documentary shares of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works and their following sale to Little Echo Invest Corp.
Mechel Steel Group OAO
Director of Communications
Mechel Steel Group is a Russian metals and mining company, uniting producers of steel, rolled products, hardware, coal, iron ore concentrate, and nickel. Mechel Steel Group products are marketed domestically and internationally.
Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Mechel Steel Group, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements. We refer you to the documents Mechel Steel Group files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form F-1. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in our Form F-1, that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, volatility in stock markets or in the price of our shares or ADRs, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.